​Everdon Outdoor Learning Centre is located in a superb rural setting in the attractive village of Everdon, near Daventry. The surrounding countryside provides a wide variety of contrasting landscapes and habitats which make the area ideal for the study of Geography, Science and Environmental Studies.

Everdon has access to woodlands, ponds, rivers and meadows providing the opportunity for the study of ecosystems of varying complexity. We can provide schools and groups with the opportunity to sample outdoor activities such as orienteering, cross country navigation and team building games.

We welcome groups from schools, nurseries and playgroups, clubs such as Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Rainbows or Brownies or even a group of families or individuals.

Accommodation

We have two dormitories, one sleeping 14 and one 16, and a further room upstairs accommodating 3 if needed. Staff can use a single room between the dormitories and additional rooms upstairs along with a bathroom and toilets. For more information about the accommodation and facilities at Everdon Outdoor Learning centre please see our accommodation page.

Access and disabilities

The Centre will endeavour to cater for everyone. However, if a member of your group does require special individual facilities we would invite you to visit the Centre prior to making a booking.

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​Meet the team

  • Ali

    ​Meet Ali Fortuna!
    Education Ranger

    Ali trained as a Teacher with a particular interest in Special Needs. Ali is a qualified Forest School Leader and Tutor.

    Ali joined Everdon in 2012

    Why outdoor learning?

    Because the benefits are more than you can imagine, it’s like magic!

    Favourite activity at Everdon?

    Forest School

  • Mike

    Meet Mike Collins!
    Casual ranger

    Mike has a passion for outdoor education and has qualifications in canoeing, leading in hills and moorland and bushcraft.

    Mike has been working at Everdon for 10 years. 

    What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

    I enjoy all the activities we offer and love the variety and working throughout the seasons.

    Hobbies

    I particularly enjoy travelling in wilderness areas around the world and have been fortunate enough to visit all seven continents, all the major mountain ranges and over sixty countries.

  • Nina

    Meet Nina Krawczyk!
    Administrator

    Nina has a background in retail management, she worked for Mothercare and got to experience working abroad for their International team.

    Nina started at Everdon in July 2013. 

    Why outdoor learning?

    Why not?

    What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

    Having one of Pauline’s lovely coffees, and hearing lots of noise.

    Hobbies

    Walking the dog, gardening, moving furniture, reading.

  • Pauline

    ​Meet Pauline Yates!
    Domestic Facilities Manager

    Pauline went to Birmingham Food and Domestic Arts College. Before working at Everdon she worked as a cook at Dodford Nursery and has previously worked in hospital catering.

    Pauline has been working at Everdon for 28 years.

    What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

    I love watching the children enjoying themselves, my children stayed here and it’s nice and friendly.

    Hobbies

    Gardening, knitting, cooking, reading

    Likes

    • Chocolate
    • Sunny days
    • Spending time with my grandchildren

    Dislikes

    • Creepy crawlies!
    • Windy days
    • Washing the car
  • Tanya

    ​Meet Tanya Askew!

    Education Ranger

    Tanya has a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies and previously worked as an Early Years Teacher.

    Tanya joined Everdon in September 2016.

    Why outdoor learning?

    No adult agenda- it's child led.

    What is your favourite activity at Everdon?

    Walking through the woods using our sense to discover wildlife.

​"Your staff were absolutely brilliant!"

St Gregory’s School, Northampton

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